Featured Artist Agnes Jorgensen

Canadian oil painter Agnes Jorgensen presents a collection of figurative paintings based on memories and world travel. View more of her portfolio on her website.


oil painting of a young girl in costume

“Dressing Up” oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″


I believe that art connects us to a beautiful place within ourselves. It’s this magical place where stories lay waiting for an opportunity to be expressed. I have been capturing stories on canvas with my oil paints for as long as I can remember.


eastern spirituality inspired oil painting

“Seeking Harmony” oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″


Oil paints are my favourite medium. They have a richness and vibrancy yet warmth and luminescence to them that I can achieve by using the Old Masters techniques. I attended the Academy of Realist Art where I learned to paint figurative oil paintings in a contemporary way.


oil painting surreal cello player

“Awaken the Forces Within” oil on canvas, 30″ x 24″


If you were to ask me who am I and what type of artwork I do, my answer would be, “I am a figurative and portrait artist who creates oil paintings inspired by life and travel in a contemporary narrative style.” I also find joy in creating custom artwork for others. Bringing beautiful art to others gives me happiness and a sense of purpose.


painting of an Asian woman walking on the street

“After the Rain” oil on canvas, 40″ x 30″


Travelling is a great source of inspiration. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel to a few amazing countries. A number of my oil paintings are based on these incredible adventures.


oil painting of a young woman in Kenya

“My Heart is Home” oil on canvas, 30″ x 36″


Following our trip to Kenya in 2008, my spouse Andre Chatelain (who is also an artist) and I, founded our nonprofit organization, Painting a New World.


portrait of a young woman at a masquerade ball

“The Masquerade” oil on canvas, 36″ x 24″


Through the sales of our artwork, we support artists in Kenya helping to create positive changes in their community. We currently have sponsored more than 30 murals on school walls and community centers in Kenya, Tchad, and Haiti.


oil painting portrait of a young girl and dogs

“Best Friend Forever” oil on canvas, 20″ x 24″


In 2020, Andre and I received the honour of being part of the “World Changers” from The Healing Power of Art and Artists’ Renee Phillips, who is the founder of Manhattan Arts International.


oil painting of a statue of lovers

“La Couleur de l’Amour” oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″


My artwork has received many accolades and awards. They are in public and private collections throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe. I have participated in solo and group exhibitions and two museums, including the National Gallery of Ottawa. I am always grateful when collectors connect with my artwork and purchase it.


oil painting of a man sleeping in a chair

“Sleeping Giant” oil on canvas, 30″ x 30″


I currently live in Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs, Quebec. Living in the Laurentians among nature has inspired me to create from the beauty of my surroundings. Daily walks in the forest with my goldendoodle have led me to explore and discover the secret world of trees and forest animals. This year the forest and its animal friends are the stories waiting to be captured on canvas.


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  1. Agnes,
    I enjoyed looking at your paintings.My heart is home has great richness and depth in rocks and the woman.

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